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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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5. Joel Embid Philadelphia 76ers
6. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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Feb012013

Luck, Wilson, RGIII Compete Against NFL Legends For 'Madden NFL 25' Cover

By Barry Janoff

February 1, 2013: EA Sports will ring in the 25th anniversary of its Madden NFL franchise with a multi-media marketing campaign, an alliance with ESPN and consumer activation across social media that sees the return of fans voting for the player who will appear on the historic cover.

The release this year will be called Madden NFL 25, taking the place of what would have been Madden NFL 14. The game, scheduled to hit retail on Aug. 27, will feature the third consecutive fan cover vote. Last year, Calvin 'Magatron' Johnson of the Detroit Lions beat out Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton for the honor.

To commemorate the franchise's silver anniversary, EA Sports said "the old school [would] take on the new school for the cover." A bracket of 32 all-time NFL greats will go head-to-head against one another, as will 32 modern NFL superstars, with the winners of each bracket facing off in the final round.

Among the first-year eligibles for the 25th anniversary cover are quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, each of whom just completed their rookie NFL seasons; as well as Coliin Kaepernick, who just completed his second NFL season, both with the San Francisco 49ers.

Among the players who will be part of the "Old School" crew are Lawrence Taylor, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, John Elway, Michael Irvin and Cris Carter.

Since launching in 1988 as John Madden Football, the franchise has sold about 99 million units and generated more than $3.7 billion in net revenue, according to Electronic Arts.

“There’s no better way to celebrate and mark the culmination of 25 years of innovation than by naming this year’s game Madden NFL 25,” Cam Weber, GM-American Football for EA Sports, said in a statement “This year’s game will push the boundaries with gameplay and feature innovations that will lay a very strong foundation for the next 25 years of this storied franchise.”

Marketing support will include TV, print, in-store, Internet and such social media destinations as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Voting will start on March 11 at ESPN.com/MaddenVote.

For Madden NFL 13, people cast 20 million votes, with an oversized version of the cover with Megatron revealed during a special edition of SportsNation live from New York's Times Square.

"This year we’re posing the ultimate question of who’s more deserving: One of the NFL’s all-time greats or one of today’s hottest players?”

Among the players who have appeared on Madden NFL covers are Barry Sanders (Madden NFL 2000), Michael Vick (Madden NFL 04), Ray Lewis (Madden NFL 05), Brett Favre (Madden NFL 09), Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu (Madden NFL 10) and Drew Brees (Madden NFL 11).

The winner of the Madden NFL 25 voting will try to avoid the "Madden Curse," which has seen players either succumb to injury or sub-par seasons the year of their Madden NFL release.

Never the less, the Madden NFL cover is coveted by players, which this year will also include all-time legends.

According to Anthony Stevenson, senior director-marketing for EA Sports, “It’s great to be back with another year of the award-winning Madden NFL cover vote for a brand-new game that will be the deepest and most innovative in the history of the franchise. This year we’re posing the ultimate question of who’s more deserving: One of the NFL’s all-time greats or one of today’s hottest players?”

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